Downton Abbey Series 4 – 20s styling

Some beautiful new outfits in Series 4 of Downton Abbey so far. As always, Lady Edith seems to always sport the most stunning enembles sand revealing gowns. Many are bright colours and heavily beaded. She wears head scarves so well.

Downton Abbey Season 4: Ediths costumes this year are looking amazing

Romance: After falling for her newspaper editor in the last series, Edith begins her life again in The Big Smoke, arriving at London St. Pancras

The fourth series, set in 1922, sees the return of our much loved characters in the sumptuous setting of Downton Abbey    621205c8f8a96ff68f4b3950dfe989c6-1

Downton Abbey Fashion: Flapper Edith in S4 E1   ec57f2f9a53e26b2f3a309a51ded32aa

Mary - Series 4.

Downton Abbey: Lady Cora and Lady Rose - dress details, S4 E01

Downton Abbey Fashion: Lady Mary, S4 E1

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Lisa Ho vintage clothing auction – Part 2

And I thought everything had been sold the first time round! Lisa Ho (Australian fashion designer) must surely have had one of the best private collections of 1920s and 30s gowns that I have ever see in one place. Most of the gowns this time round sold in lots for very reasonable prices. In some cases, $250 for five 1930s tea-gowns! Oh how I wish I could have been there, but sadly, I’m quite sure I would be broke for the rest of my life, as I would have wanted to bring all the 30s gowns home. Here is just a small look at what was on offer, which was literally hundreds of garments from the 1900s to modern, but her 20s to 40s collection was quite substantial. Enjoy!

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Downton Abbey Series 3 Xmas Special costuming…

Well, if you are Downton Abbey fan, you will no doubt have watched the series 3 Xmas Special by now (as I have), and I won’t give away any spoilers re the storyline here. BUT, I will however share some of the delightful 1920s fashions. I think that Lady Edith sported the best garb in this ep, along with an amazing cocoon coat worn by Lady Grantham.

Allen Leech (© ITV)

 

New items to the Etsy shop for October…

I’ve been a little bit slack at posting the new shop finds, been very busy lately. But, as promised, here are few of the beauties I have added there of late. A 20s dress and magazine, 30s suit set, a few 40s dresses and shoes, 40s linen blouse, deadstock gloves and some handbags and a 50s swing coat Enjoy!

Vintage 1940s Cherry Red Wedgie Shoes - Size 8   Vintage 1940s Sexy Suede De Liso Debs shoes - 7.5    Vintage 1950s Deadstock Pink Gloves  4-button Length - Cotton

Vintage 1950s Cello Straw Handbag with Cane Handles.  Vintage 1929 Everylady's  Magazine with 3 unused patterns  Vintage 1950s Amazing White Beaded Handbag

Vintage 1940s Black Crepe 'Silver Sequined' Gown - M to L  Vintage 1930s 'Fruit of the Loom' Rayon Dress Suit Set - L  Vintage 1920s Silk Crepe Beaded Dress - L AS IS

Vintage 1950s Aqua Linen Blouse with Deco Swirls L  Vintage 1950s Ladies Black Swing Coat with Ruffled Collar

The Lisa Ho auction – stunning 1920s & 30s garments!

Back in August this year, Lisa Ho (a prominent Australian fashion designer) auctioned off her HUGE vintage clothing collection, which consisted of 100s of garments predominantly from the 1920s and 30s. Racks and racks of carefully organised items were for sale along with some of the most beautiful 20s beaded dresses I have even seen! I am happy to say that two of my favourite fellow bloggers in the Aussie vintage scene were there to bid for (and win) some of these beauties.

I have included just a small selection of what is featured in the online catalogue. You can find the rest here at Mossgreen Auctions. My favourites are the yellow dress (snapped up by my Sydney friend Inger), both the pink and the black coats in the second line of pics, the 30s red gown and the bias cut white 30s dress. All just stunning! I wish I could have been there to go through all though racks of 30s silk gowns.